Hear from both women after the stunning fight in Las Vegas.
Ronda Rousey made some more history on Saturday – she just has a way of doing it.
The UFC women’s bantamweight champ notched the fastest knockout in UFC women’s history, and she also finally won a fight by something other than her trademark armbar. Rousey stopped Sara McMann just 66 seconds into their fight with a TKO stemming from a knee to the liver.
The women’s bantamweight title bout was the main event of today’s UFC 170 event at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Both fighters came out swinging right away, and after the dust settled, Rousey pushed the challenger to the fence and landed knees on her. Rousey looked for an opportunity for her trademark judo throw. But McMann defended it.
But soon after, Rousey hit McMann with a knee to the body. She followed it with an elbow, another knee, another elbow – and then a final knee that put McMann on the canvas.
Once there, Rousey was quick to pile on with three strikes before referee Herb Dean jumped in to stop the fight. McMann wasn’t covering up.
The crowd booed what it deemed was an early stoppage. But for the first time in her career, Rousey had a non-armbar finish. The TKO win came just 66 seconds into the fight.